Chana Masala - Chickpeas Curry | How to make Chana Masala - Chickpeas Curry

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Created on 22nd Mar 2017
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  • By Raj Brar
    Created on 22nd Mar 2017

About Chana Masala - Chickpeas Curry

Soft, melt-in-your-mouth chickpeas simmered in rich onion, garlic, ginger and tomato gravy loaded with fragrant spices and fresh coriander (cilantro) - is a healthy, delicious and satisfying dish.

Chana Masala - Chickpeas Curry is a delicious and yummilicious dish which is one of the popular dish of North Indian. Chana Masala - Chickpeas Curry is an easy yet mouthwatering recipe for you to enjoy. It is a great alternative when you want something really perfect to eat. Restaurant style Chana Masala - Chickpeas Curry is liked by everyone and is easily available at almost every restaurant. You can also call it as a quick and easy recipe which you can make at your home. The preparation time of this recipe is 15 minute and it takes 60 minute to cook it properly. It is an amazing dish which is liked by the people of every region. By the help of this recipe you can definitely know how to make a perfect Chana Masala - Chickpeas Curry. It is an amazing dish which is perfectly appropriate for any occasion. Chana Masala - Chickpeas Curry is delicious as well as healthy dish because it contains large amount of health benefiting nutrients. It is a perfect dish to prepare for the beginners. Cooking Chana Masala - Chickpeas Curry is an art and while preparing this dish you can feel the aroma of this delicious Chana Masala - Chickpeas Curry. Surprise your family and friends by preparing this hotel style Chana Masala - Chickpeas Curry at your home.

  • Prep Time15mins
  • Cook Time60mins
  • Serves6People
Chana Masala - Chickpeas Curry

Ingredients to make Chana Masala - Chickpeas Curry

  • 2 cups Kabuli chana (chickpeas), dry or (3 -12 oz cans chickpeas, drained and rinsed)
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 8 cups water, more as required
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 medium tomatoes
  • 1 inch piece of fresh ginger, peeled
  • 6-7 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 2 green chilies
  • 1 cup canned tomatoes, puréed
  • ½ teaspoon cumin powder
  • 1 teaspoon coriander powder
  • ½ teaspoon red chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • ½ teaspoon salt or to taste
  • 1½ teaspoons cumin seeds, roasted
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 cup cooked onion purée or 2 medium onion, finely chopped
  • ¼ teaspoon coriander powder
  • 1 teaspoon amchoor (dry mango powder)
  • 2 tablespoons fresh coriander (cilantro), chopped

How to make Chana Masala - Chickpeas Curry

  1. Wash the chickpeas. In a large bowl, add chickpeas, baking soda and plenty of water and leave it to soak overnight or for at least 6 hours.
  2. Drain the soaked chickpeas, rinse and add it to a large pot. Add salt and 8 cups of water; bring it a boil. Reduce the heat to medium-low; cover and cook until chickpeas are soft, for about 45 minutes. Add more water if required.
  3. While chickpeas are cooking, in a blender, grind tomatoes, ginger, garlic and green chilies into a find paste.
  4. Preheat a large saucepan on medium-high heat. Add oil. Carefully, add the tomato mixture. Add the canned tomato purée, cumin seeds, bay leaf, cumin powder, coriander powder, red chili powder, turmeric and salt.
  5. Mix well and cook until oil starts to separate; stirring frequently.
  6. Add onion purée and mix well. Cover and cook again until mixture has thickened for about 5 minutes; stirring frequently.
  7. Add cooked chickpeas. Mix gently; cover and cook for 15 minutes on low heat to let the chickpeas absorb the flavors.
  8. Add coriander powder, amchoor powder and chopped fresh coriander. Cover and cook for about 2 minutes.
  9. Remove from heat. Transfer to serving dish and garnish with fresh coriander leaves.
  10. Serve hot with Naan, Roti, Paratha or Rice.
My Tip: Roughly chop and sauté onion before making the purée to cut the cooking time short.

Reviews for Chana Masala - Chickpeas Curry (2)

Isha Prasad4 months ago
love it!

Sukhmani Bedi5 months ago
Looks delish- saving!